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Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews wash house clothes washing running water medieval times underground river communal laundry cool spot hidden away the main street middle ages historic place everyday life worth a short visit few steps hidden treasure old town free entrance
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Not sure if these are used today but these are the ancient washing area of Cefalu. you can see the many different washing areas as well as see the water coming in along channels directly from the sea.. very interesting spot to see

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mooresy2
Reviewed 22 November 2018

An accidental find while trying to find how to get to the jutting see wall. Quite interesting and unusual - worth a 3 minute detour to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 514dougb
Reviewed 3 November 2018

An ancient communal laundry is to be found down a flight of stone stairs of one of the main streets in the heart of the old area of Cefalu. Fresh cold water still flows through the basins and wash board like structures hewn from the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 20 October 2018

An interesting place where one can see where and how they used to wash clothes in medieval times. Worth visiting. Free entrance.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Our guide took us here and demonstrated how they wash clothes in medieval times. It is accessed by elegant lava stone steps.The water comes from the underground River Cefalino comes to the surface. Took a great picture of my husband showing how he does laundry.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 13 October 2018

You could walk place this but it is worth a look. It's the old washhouse and there is no charge and open to the airIts also a favourite place for a musician to place themselves.There is a good restaurant at the top of the steps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susanlockyer
Reviewed 9 October 2018

a short walk from one of the entrances to the old part of the city, and down a few steps, amazing to think it was still in use up to a while ago!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gill N
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Free, interesting and a tad surreal I loved it great photos but the water is really cold (it washes up into the sea outside)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Found this by chance early this morning after getting off the train from Palermo. A great quirky find, which feels full of history in its walls. A lovely cool relaxed atmosphere too with the sound of water & stone. Had the place to ourselves for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lainey B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Most interesting to see how people did their washing seven hundred years ago: fresh water from the spring going into lots of little basins with stone "washboards" in front of them...

Date of experience: September 2018
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